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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 19, 2010 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

with the exception of the 2 obvious groups (deadheads & trekkies), i have no idea what the others are, and really don't care to know; i used to like Trek, and even tho i enjoyed the character of Jean Luc Picard, the entire new generation thing was just so bland and what the hell was up with the 'counselor', that just ruined it for me, much like Brent did when he sang, same effect really

and to all extents and purposes, i never considered myself a 'deadhead', and hate groups/teams/cults/clubs/organizations, et. al. in general; i just like Jerry's music, the rest is filler

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 19, 2010 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

Have you ever seen The Big Lebowski? If not, I highly recommend it. Jeff Bridges (The Dude), John Goodman, Juliann Moore, Tara Reid (yum) and others. Oh yeah, and its written by the Coen Bros.

I must have watched this movie at least once a year since I first saw it. Dudeist, I am.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 19, 2010 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

one of my all-time favorite movies, seriously, i've posted here at LMA a couple/few times about it ... so does that make me a 'dudeist'??

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 19, 2010 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

Big L is one of my favorites for sure! I was never the same after I read an essay on how The Dude is like a Buddha and then watched the film after my first romp with Alice D. The Dude is one of the only main characters that is not a protagonist. Everything happens to him and he responds in kind.

Anyway, if you want to get ordained as a Dudeist priest, check this out: http://dudeism.com/

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 19, 2010 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

If you feel it man , then get your WR and go bowling . ;)

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 19, 2010 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

that must be it, the dude appeal, WR's were my drink of choice 20ish years ago, and yet they never went down like a Guinness...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 19, 2010 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

The Big L was my dad's all time fav movie .
Julianne Moore is one of the best > 'Magnolia' > 'Children of Men' > 'The End of the Affair' .
I get nutty about Magnolia . It is close to perfection . The director , Paul Thomas Anderson , is someone to watch . He was the director of 'There Will Be Blood' ( don't get me started on DD Lewis - he is The man ) which was also close to perfect .

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 19, 2010 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

whoa...ok, i am going to admit that i used to be a big time trekkie, and i unfortunately still enjoy it. my gf gives me hell for it (yes, i am a trekkie w. a gf; sometimes the impossible comes true!) anyways i gotta say that TNG is WAY better than the original series. it's not 'bland' at all, its just not full of all that extra cheese like the 1st show...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 19, 2010 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

>with the exception of the 2 obvious groups (deadheads & trekkies), i have no idea what the others are,

Whew - thought it was just me

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Poster: huxuecan Date: Aug 19, 2010 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings


Ozkan obtained the necessary badges and permits to conduct business on a US installation and opened his shop three years sticking a photo of a business suit in the window. He invested his savings, bought thousands of yards of fine Turkish fabrics, and recruited the best tailors from his hometown.'Nine-piece special' for $400He still remembers his first customer, a US soldier who was so pleased with his suit that he brought in a dozen friends who ordered the same. The shop also sold handbags, jewelry, and T-shirts for a nonexistent Hard Rock Cafe Baghdad, but most customers were lured by Ozkan's $400 "nine-piece special": pants, jacket, vest, two shirts, tie, belt, handkerchief, and cufflinks.Nearly two months after the fire, Ozkan's newly relocated shop is beginning to buzz again. He says he's so in debt that he can't even go home this summer to visit his wife and three children. Still, old customers are making their way back to the Turkish Sew Shop, albeit to find only a few racks of fabric where the colorful prints were once wall-to-wall. Business is picking up, Ozkan says, but he doubts whether he can fully recover before the troops withdraw en masse.

"Sometimes it crosses my mind: Will they still be here next year? But I have no option except to keep working," Ozkan says. "Really, the Americans stood by my side after the fire and, whatever happens, that's something I'll never forget." Imported jewelry was turned into blackened, distorted metal scraps. The plastic wrap on the T-shirts had melted into the fabric, ruining a shipment of several thousand shirts. The meticulously tailored suits were reduced to swaths of louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton
chanel handbags
charred wool and pinstripes.
Within minutes, soldiers who were friends and customers of Ozkan's were at the scene, helping the tailors salvage goods. The military brought the Turks water and food, and found them temporary lodging.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 19, 2010 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: SPAM SPAM SPAM & EGGS

& Spam

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 19, 2010 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SPAM SPAM SPAM & EGGS

Oh - I thought it was some other fanatics' club I'd never heard of ...

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 19, 2010 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

You're a Jeterette. You cannot hide it!!